Friday, May 6, 2011


4 Main Choice Ideas and Critic

Performance Idea: Hopscoth

Table said it would be an interesting how I could interact and play with it. Maybe show examples of each sin when I jump into each box.

Performance Idea: Now What

A different idea as its not really bashing WASH :). Interesting if I could get a box large enough to fit all the materials in.

3-D: Beyond the Looking Glass

Interesting to build on and create but advised not to make for final project.

2-D: Feathers

In a way shot down. Too small and would take a lot of time if I created it too big.

7 Idea Proposal

1.      Performance idea

Idea is life in general. Could take 2-3 minutes. Will dress girly (kind of) with a piece of chalk in hand. Skip in, draw hop scotch on floor. Once finish, and text within each box (7 boxes, one half circle). Each circle has a negative word in it. 1. Envy 2. Lust 3. Wrath 4. Pride 5. Sloth 6. Gluttony 7. Greed. Simi circle= Damned. At the end, smile, giggle and skip away.

2.      Performance idea
Idea is my life in WASH from beggening to end. Could take 3-2 minutes. Large box (material of box still pending) in center of stage. I come in whistling, once past box slow down to a stop. Walk around box a few times before opening it. First comes out a lot of newspaper, cardboard, cardboard cutter, glue sticks, hot glue gun, circles, black umbrella, soup spoons, ink bottle, camera, Jack, black lipstick, medicine bottle with tik-tak, mirror pieces, colored dots, maconite, papers, plastic. At very bottom of box, a question mark is found. Walk away with a confused face.

3.      3-D
Get a large mirror. With different colored paint, create a person as life like as possible. Once finished make a crack in the center of mirror. Project is linking to the perfection of a person.

4.      3-D
Anger is the main topic. Want to make a hand out of wire, this is just the stucture. When finished, cover with plastic wrap (preferably black). Gives it a wave angry effect, maybe give it red paint slashes.

5.      3-D
Like my modulare maddness piece just making it more extravagant. MORE SPOONS!!

6.      2-D
Have a large piece of paper. With art utensils (paint, paint brushes, ink, pencils charcoal…). Create a picture. Picture will be black wings, with a messy touch die to paint and ink.

7.      2-D/3-D
Make interactive peice. Create something coming out of the wall

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Lecture 9 Assighnment

What is your favorite color?
How important is the appearance or design of the following products in your decision to purchase the product?
new car:      very      
underwear:       very      
tv set:     somewhat      
 winter coat:       very      
What is your 2nd favorite color?
"When you select pictures, photographs, or other pieces of art for your home, do you find you lean more toward modern or more toward traditional styles?"
"If you had to choose from the following list, which type of art would you say you prefer?"
Which of the following statements applies to you more?
"When choosing pictures, photographs, or other art for my home, I focus on whether or not I like the piece"
Would you say you prefer older objects or newer objects to collect or decorate you home?
older objects
"Would you say that you prefer seing paintings of wild animals, like lions, giraffes, or deer, or that you prefer seeing paintings of domestic animals, like dogs, cats or other pets?"
wild animals
"In general, would you rather see paintings of outdoor scenes or would you rather see paintings of indoor scenes?"
Which of the following outdoor scenes appeals to you the most?
Paintings of:
houses & buildings
Which season would you most like to see depicted in a painting?
Which of the following types of indoor scenes appeals to you most?
still life paintings of/domestic scenes with:
Do you tend to prefer paintings that are related to religion or those that are not related to religion?
Which of the following statements is closest to your view?
"Paintings should ideally serve some higher goal, such as challenging their viewers to think about art or life in a different way than they normally do."
Which of the following statements is closest to your view?
"I prefer paintings that are different-looking if they're very realistic, I might as well be looking at a photography"
"Do you prefer paintings that exaggerate the dimensions or reality of objects we already know, or ones that feature imaginary objects which have no connection to everyday life?"
Exaggerate dimensions
"Do you prefer seeing bold, stark designs or more playful, whimsical designs?"
Bold, stark designs
Do you tend to favor paintings with sharp angles or ones with soft curves?
Soft curves
"Which patterns do you like better: geometric patterns or more random uneven patterns?"
Uneven Patterns
"Do you like to see expressive brush-strokes on the canvas, or do you prefer that the surface of the canvas be smooth, more like a photograph?"
Expressive brush-strokes on the canvas
Do you like to see colors blend into each other or do you like it when different colors are kept apart?
Different colors kept apart
"Every color has a wide range of shades. Take the color blue, for example. An artist can use a bright, vibrant shade of blue, like a royal blue, a pale, muted shade of blue, like light blue, or a darker tone of blue, like dark or midnight blue. In general, which would you say that you prefer? when the artist uses more vibrant shades, paler shades, or darker shades of color?"
Darker shades of color
"In general, do you enjoy paintings that have a more serious or a more festive mood?"
"And how about the painting itself - do you like it to be busy and contain lots of people or objects, or do you like it to be as simple as possible?"
Simple as possible
How about the size of paintings: do you prefer larger paintings or smaller paintings?
dishwasher size
"Some paintings are of famous historical figures and others are of more ordinary people. Do you generally prefer paintings of famous people, or ones of more ordinary paintings."
Ondinary paintings
"If you prefer famous people, do you prefer figures from a long time ago, like Lincoln or Jesus, or more recent figures, like John F. Kennedy or Elvis Presley?"
Long time ago figures
"Do you prefer paintings which are predominantly of children, of women, or of men, or doesn't it matter?"
Doesn’t matter
"Thinking back to the paintings of people that you have like in the past, for the most part were the figure working, at leisure, or were they posed portraits?"
Posed portraits
"Which do you think you like better, a painting of one person or of a group of people?"
One person
"And from what you've seen, would you say that you prefer paintings in which the person or people are nude, partially clothed or fully clothed?"
Partially clothed
If you were given the choice of a gift - a sum of money or a piece of art that you genuinely like and which was of equal value to the money, which would you choose?
Piece of art
Which one of the following would be most important to you in deciding how much money you would spend on a painting?
the degree to which you like the painting
What is the most amount of money you would consider spending on a piece of art you really like?
Any amount
"For each of the following names, indicate if your impressions of that artist's work are very favorable, favorable, or very unfavorable. Some of these artists are not very well known, so if you have never heard of someone, or don't know enough about their work to have an opinion, just say so."
Pablo Picasso
Norman Rockwell
Jackson Pollock
Never heard of artist
Salvador Dali
Leroy Neiman
Never Heard of artist
Claude Monet
Very favorable
Andy Warhol
Georgia O'Keefe
"If you could pick one type of person you'd most enjoy having dinner with, would you choose an artist, a television or movie actor, an author, or a sports star?"
Movie actor
"How often, on average, would you say that you go to art museums - more than two times a year, one or two times a year, less than once a year, or not at all?
Two times a year
The following are some reasons people have given in the past as to why they do not go to art museums more often. For each reason, please tell whether it is a major reason why you do not go to musuems more often, a minor reason, or not a reason at all:
1. there is not an art museum in my area:   minor
2. I do not have enough spare time: minor  
3. I don't feel comfortable in art museums because I don't know alot about art: not a reason
4. the cost of admission is too expensive:  minor  
5. I simply don't enjoy looking at art: minor  
Would you favor or oppose spending more money in federal taxes than we do on the arts? Oppose
Some works of art are displayed in public places. Do you think that average citizens should or should not have a say in determining which works of art are appropriate to be displayed in public?
Should have a say
"When it comes to most political issues, do you think of yourself as a liberal, a conservative, or a moderate? If moderate, do you think of yourself as being closer to being liberal or being conservative?"
Which of the following income categories includes your total family income in 1992 before taxes?
What is your gender?
1.       Do you think that your answers  are similar or different from most Americans? In what ways are they similar, and different?
                A little different than most Americans my age at least. I’m a bit old fashioned in my thinking but I’m sure some people prefer traditional to modern.

2. Which questions do you think  would be the most helpful if  one was using market research to design new paintings for sale? What questions would you ask differently, or leave out entirely?
                The size and what type pf painting.  I would ask the preferences of gothic, still life, ect. in the survey.

3. Would this work? Why or why not?
                This would work as the art sells depends on the popularity of the piece and subject.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Lecture Homework: SRL

The work of Survival Research Labortories fulfills the fantasies of any destructive soul or a vision of the end of the world. When watching a show machines are rolling, fighing and destorying anything that gets in the way. Baisically for anyone who views the show can fantasize about how the world might end. With flames and lighting in thei air, the show gives the audience an apocalypse kind of atmophere.
            Another event that could be compared to SRL would be an entertainment show called Junkyard Wars. Why they are similar is because both events have people create something machine like and make them move somehow. Both events are destructive and put on a show for the audience. Though they are different as what purpose they are serving. SRL is trying to send a message to their audience. Whereas Junkyard Wars is just entertainment for the veiwers. SRL is a group of people working together to create art out of whatever object. Junkyard Wars have teams compete to build something from certain objects to win a competetion.
            I believe SRL promotes and critiques mechanical violence. With any performance, it will only continue to run if people come and see the show. It needs to be entertaining and keep the audience around until the end of the show. Violence is a subject that interest most audience. That’s why SRL promotes mechanical violence. For entertainment reasons and to keep the audience awake. However the show also critiques the violence. When watching the show everyone watches the machines fight and roll around. With the fire and destruction, the audience can’t help but feel a similar pressence of the world. The audience can see something like the show happen in the real world. Knowing this the audience critiques the mechanical violence and wonders what could stop this from happening in the real world.
            SRL’s audience are those who want to see machines battle it out or those who are entertained by machines. Basically anyone who is not disturbed by loud noices is the audience SRL is looking for. As far as staging goes, SRL picks the places where metal is easy to accses, no machines really exsist, war tore apart the stage or where war is not anywhere in sight. Amsterdam is somewhat perfect for a SRL show as Amsterdam was in the heart of World War II. Machines destoyed their cournty and homes as they had almost fallen into disrepair. As society began to change different politicians made plans to rebuild their home. As the plans came into play, Amersterdam became intensely urbanized bringing in more machines. Why it is the perfect stage is because of Amsterdam’s history with machines. Amsterdam would understand the message. Tripoli, Libya, Kandhar and Afghanistan would not be ideal places to stage an SRL event. Most of these countries have wither experianced or are going through war. Tripoli, Libya and Afghanistan are the closet to each other where Kandhar is the furthes away. These places are low on income and would not like to be reminded of machine destruction. With war attatched to these places, its not a good idea as they might be offened by SRL’s shows.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Feminism Photos

Essence of Gender

I wanted to show a modern view of but with ties to other women's feelings. I used a white background and a green landscape to keep focus on the main topic of photo.

Thursday, March 31, 2011